Kyichu river near Drigung dzongsar

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



East Kyichu Valley Region > Kyichu river >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

The Kyichu (skyid chu) river flowing through mountains near Drigung dzongsar ('Bri gung rdzong gsar).

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's 1948 tour of the East Kyichu Valley

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Drikhung Dzong looking N.W, E' (in pencil) and 'Up Skyid Chu valley from 'Brigung Rdzong gsar' (in black ink) and '585' and 'Velox' in an oval are stamped in black. [KC 10/6/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes in negative index - Folio 28. 'UP SKYID CHU FROM DZONGSAR'. [KC 15/5/2006]


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' no 20, 'The Skyid Chu flowing down from a northerly direction, takes a sharp bend towards the east opposite Rdzong-gsar.' [KC 17/5/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The contact print of this image is part of a group made from 6x6 negatives that share the same batch development number [585 printed in black ink]. All of the contact prints processed in this batch seem to have been taken during or around the time of a trip to Drigung Monastery and Zhwai (Sha) Lhakhang, including Tsa Pobrag, Yeregang and Khyer. Photographs from this trip can be dated to 1948. In A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions [ Hertford: Stephen Austin and Son, Royal Asiatic Society, James G. Forlong Series, No. XXIX, 1985, p.45] Richardson states of the Zhwai inscriptions translated in the book that “The texts, which were first published in JRAS in 1952 and 1954, are based on copies and photographs made by me in 1948 and checked on a second visit in the following year”.

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kyichu river near Drigung dzongsar" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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